February 25, 2009

University Senate

AGENDA: SIXTH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2009- 8:30 a.m.


ROSEMONT ROOM

 


I. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 14, 2009 MEETING

II. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE
1) The biannual meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees with the Senate Executive Committee has been scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in Picotte Hall at Dundale. The meeting between the Senate Executive Committee and the President has been scheduled at 2:30 p.m.
2) A summary of the Budget Report presented at the February 6, 2009 Senate meeting will be included in the next issue of BLUEPRINTS
3) Every Senator will receive a copy of the Mission Statement at the March Senate meeting

III. DISCUSSION ON MISSION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE RESOLUTION REGARDING
CHANGE IN WORDING IN THE ALMA MATER

WHEREAS the words of Villanova University’s Alma Mater reading “When the oldest pedagogue Has had his final word” are not representative of a diverse faculty composed of both men and women,

WHEREAS, identification of the “oldest pedagogue” with either Augustine or God are in no way diminished or excluded by changing the word “his” to “the,”

BE IT RESOLVED that the University Senate request the Board of Trustees to change the words of the Alma Mater to replace “his” with “the” in the phrase “When the oldest pedagogue Has had his final word” to read “When the oldest pedagogue Has had the final word.”

Villanova Alma Mater
When the twilight shadows gather
Out upon the Campus green,
When the blue and purple night
Comes stealing on the scene
Loyal heirs of Villanova
Sing a hymn of praise
To our dear old ALMA MATER
And our College days.
Villanova, Villanova
When we leave your shelt'ring walls,
We shall leave an echo ringing
Through your treasured halls
We will leave an echo ringing
In the silent night
While our memories are singing
Of the Blue and White
When the last big game is over
And the last roll call is heard
When the oldest pedagogue
Has had his final word
We shall come to ALMA MATER
In our dreams again
With prayer for Villanova
And a sweet amen.

IV. PREPARATION OF THE SENATE AGENDA FOR THE MARCH 13, 2009 MEETING

 


INVOCATION – Senator Meghan Mogan

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES of the February 6, 2009 MEETING

2. POWER OF INTERPELLATION

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE
The biannual meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees with the Senate Executive Committee is scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in Picotte Hall at Dundale. The meeting between the Senate Executive Committee and the President is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. If you have questions you wish the Executive Committee to consider submitting to the President or the Board, please send them to the Senate office by March 18.

4. STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
Mission and Social Justice Committee- Dr. Fayette Veverka, Chair
Rules and Review Committee-Ms. Selma Koury-Wunderlich, Chair
Athletic Advisory Committee- Mr. Daniel Regan, Chair

5. AMENDMENT REGARDING SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Proposed Article VIII Section 1 paragraph 4.
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Presiding Officer and the Executive Secretary of the Senate, the President of the Student Government Association, the Chairperson of the University Staff Council, the Chairperson of the Faculty Congress, and the President of the Alumni Association or delegated representative, all ex officio, plus one additional student, one additional staff member, one additional faculty member, and two administrators elected for one year terms by and from the membership of the Senate. The Chairperson of the Executive Committee shall be the Presiding Officer of the Senate.

6. MISSION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE RESOLUTION REGARDING CHANGE IN WORDING IN THE ALMA MATER

WHEREAS, the words of Villanova University’s Alma Mater reading “When the oldest pedagogue Has had his final word” are not representative of a diverse faculty composed of both men and women,

WHEREAS, identification of the “oldest pedagogue” with either Augustine or God are in no way diminished or excluded by changing the word “his” to “the,”

BE IT RESOLVED that the University Senate request the Board of Trustees to change the words of the Alma Mater to replace “his” with “the” in the phrase “When the oldest pedagogue Has had his final word” to read “When the oldest pedagogue Has had the final word.”

7. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS and BLUEPRINTS ARTICLES

8. NEW BUSINESS

 


V. REVIEW OF QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION WITH THE PRESIDENT AND THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MARCH 30, 2009 AT 2:30 PM. AT PICOTTE HALL AT DUNDALE.

VI. DISCUSSION REGARDING FUTURE GUEST SPEAKERS OR ARTICLES FOR BLUEPRINTS

VII. NEW BUSINESS

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

Next Scheduled Meeting
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 AT 8:30 AM
ROSEMONT ROOM, CONNELLY CENTER